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CMS - Where to find us
For a com­pact over­view of all CMS of­fices and con­tact de­tails, please down­load the bro­chure be­low. For more in­form­a­tion on our ser­vices, please refer to the coun­tries pan­el at the top of the page. 
Di­git­al Ho­ri­zons
 We are pleased to share with you our latest CMS thought lead­er­ship – Di­git­al Ho­ri­zons, a series of brief re­ports ex­plor­ing CEE’s di­git­al fu­ture.  Based on a re­cent sur­vey can­vassing the views of...
CMS Ex­pat Desk Con­tact Card
When tal­ent needs to move, we’re be­hind youLiv­ing in a highly con­nec­ted world al­lows com­pan­ies to hire and mo­bil­ise skilled and tal­en­ted people al­most any­where – and loc­ate busi­ness op­er­a­tions wherever they need to be.But when con­sid­er­ing mov­ing of­fices or em­ploy­ees, there are a range of factors to con­sider. These can in­clude the polit­ic­al and eco­nom­ic con­sequences of COV­ID-19 or Brexit, the cor­por­ate and per­son­al tax im­plic­a­tions of re­lo­ca­tion – even the im­pact of sanc­tions im­posed on cer­tain coun­tries.Around the world our CMS Ex­pat Desk teams are ready to help you man­age the em­ploy­ment, tax, visa (im­mig­ra­tion) and so­cial se­cur­ity as­pects of re­lo­ca­tion.Draw­ing to­geth­er spe­cial­ists from the CMS Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions Group and the CMS Tax Group, our teams are net­worked across loc­a­tions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica to of­fer you multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port – wheth­er you’re mov­ing one em­ploy­ee or a whole of­fice.Our em­phas­is is on un­der­stand­ing you and the spe­cif­ic needs of your busi­ness. By shar­ing our know­ledge, net­works and provid­ing prac­tic­al day-to-day sup­port, we aim to help make any re­lo­ca­tion pro­cess smooth, swift and fully-con­sidered – with min­im­al dis­rup­tion to your core busi­ness.Ex­plore more about our ex­per­i­ence and ser­vices be­low. To con­tact your loc­al CMS Ex­pat Desk team, please check out the group con­tact card.Ayşegül Avci and Niels Koene, Co-Heads of the CMS Ex­pat Desk
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
The Chan­ging Face of Cy­ber Claims
A cy­ber in­sur­ance loss study in Con­tin­ent­al Europe
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2021
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early...
CMS Real Es­tate Glob­al Bro­chure
Glob­al­isa­tion, polit­ic­al tur­bu­lence, changes in urb­an liv­ing pat­terns, in­creased di­git­isa­tion, shift­ing con­sumer be­ha­viour and flex­ible work­ing are just some of the is­sues that are trans­form­ing the de­mands...
CMS Funds Glob­al Bro­chure
The world in which the in­ter­na­tion­al funds in­dustry op­er­ates is chan­ging at un­pre­ced­en­ted speed. The eco­nom­ic con­sequences of Cov­id-19 present a massive chal­lenge to some funds and an op­por­tun­ity to oth­ers...
Data pro­tec­tion and se­cur­ity
Ex­pert leg­al ad­visers
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Glob­al Bro­chure
With big deals fuel­ling re­cord levels of M&A activ­ity, a steady stream of in­nov­at­ive and dis­rupt­ive tech­no­lo­gies, new and in­creas­ingly com­plex reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges and a thriv­ing start-up com­munity...
Telemedi­cine law, reg­u­la­tions and de­vel­op­ments
Nick Beck­ett dis­cusses telemedi­cine with Maria González Gor­don (CMS Spain), Ree­mt Mat­th­iesen (CMS Ger­many) and Valentina Par­vu (CMS Ro­mania). In this epis­ode, we dis­cuss:the sig­ni­fic­ant growth and mar­ket op­por­tun­it­ies that telemedi­cine and di­git­al health apps presenthow bar­ri­ers to the take-up of telemedi­cine have been broken down dur­ing COV­ID-19ex­cep­tion­al per­mit­ted uses of telemedi­cine in cases of emer­gency such as pan­dem­ic­sfrag­men­ted reg­u­la­tion of telemedi­cine and di­git­al health apps in dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions, with the ad­vent of spe­cif­ic reg­u­la­tion in some jur­is­dic­tion­srestric­tions on the ad­vert­ising of telemedi­cine and re­mote treat­ment­show pa­tient data is pro­tec­ted and con­fid­en­ti­al­ity pre­served in use in telemedi­cine
Product li­ab­il­ity & med­ic­al mal­prac­tice in the life sci­ences & health­care...
Nick Beck­ett talks with Alaina Wadsworth (CMS UK), Dav­id Bridge (CMS UK) and Laura Opilio (CMS Italy) on product li­ab­il­ity and med­ic­al mal­prac­tice.In this epis­ode, we dis­cuss:in­ter­na­tion­al per­spect­ives on product li­ab­il­ity riskthe li­ab­il­ity of Health Care Pro­fes­sion­als (HCPs) “play­ing out of po­s­i­tion” dur­ing COV­ID-19the risks for non-Life Sci­ences man­u­fac­tur­ers en­ter­ing the Life Sci­ences spacethe “search for a scape goat” – an easy hunt­ing ex­ped­i­tion?a double track sys­tem in Italy and com­par­at­ive per­spect­ive­sprac­tic­al ad­vice to com­pan­ies to min­im­ise riskoff-la­bel use and rel­ev­ant con­sid­er­a­tions